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hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talking about. winter weather watches and warnings are in effect for most of maryland tonight. crews are getting ready to salt the roads in whitemarsh as another storm moves our way maryland has already surpassed its snow budget for the year. but as it is, it appears we are in for a statewide cleanup. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods is in the outback. but first, let's go to bob turk. >> right now, it's a little mixed with wet snow and rain. it's still a little warm. but as temps start to fall, we'll start to see the snow accumulate. we're at 36. it will be melting initially. and there's still a lot of salt out there. take a look at temps around the region. we have 36 here. in d.c., it's pretty warm. out to the west, closer to
freezing, 34 and 33. and 39 down in ocean city. bernadette is in the outback with a current look at watches and warnings. >> reporter: well, starting at 5:00, a winter storm warning goes into effect for basically the i-95 corridor. you can see it in the blue there. surrounding the winter weather advisory. as far as accumulation, what we are expecting out of this one, generally 2 to 4 inches in all of the advisory areas. in the warning areas, locally, we could see up to six inches worth of snow out of this one. and unlike the last one, along southern parts of the eastern shore, there's going to be more of a rain event. and it will wash over the snow that is down there. that's the wrap-up as of now. we'll have a full forecast coming up shortly. wjz 13 is always on. for instant updates on the forecast, live doppler radar, and information on closings and delays, go to wjz.com. and make sure to tune in to wjz, beginning at 4:30 tomorrow morning. for the very latest on the snow
and how it's affecting school and traffic. we're following breaking news from downtown, where window washer has been rescued from outside a window. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene in harbor east moments after that rescue at 801 than caster street. you can see how high the building is. the firedepartment says the window washer's line may have gotten jammed. he did not suffer any injuries. and the fire department is applauding the quick efforts of rescuers. howard county, a school is forced to lock down this afternoon, because of a possible intruder. wjz is live in joppa, mike hellgren is there with the details. >> reporter: police never found that intruder. but the investigation remains open at this hour. the campus is fairly large in area. it's just here behind me. police are still on the scene. they tell me that everyone is okay. no one is in immediate danger. but police did their best to take immediate action to protect these kids. >> reporter: skysky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. mountain christian school on highway 152 in joppa, just
before 1:00. police swarm the campus, after two young students saw an unfamiliar person outside their classroom, possibly with a weapon. >> they immediately went to their teacher. identified that. at which point, the school started proper protocols in a situation such as that. >> reporter: the school went on lockdown. sheriff's disciplines never found anyone inside or near the grounds. and they never found a weapon. although they're continuing their search. >> everybody is safe. first of all. the process worked. >> reporter: the students were all released to their parents. more than 300 students from kindergarten to 8th grade attend classes here. >> we immediately began handling the scene as a critical incident. because keep in mind, when it comes to children, we are always going to err on the side of caution. we're always going to noj off a little bit. easier to come back down. >> reporter: now, the school administrator i talked to was unsure whether acrosses would be opened tomorrow. he thought they probably would be. but if you're a parent of a
student here, you should probably check in with administrators. reporting live in joppa, harford county, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. stay with wjz for updating stories at 5:00 and 6:00. a former baltimore county soccer coach pleads guilty to sexually soliciting a teenage girl. >> reporter: prosecutors say 33- year-old charles fridel sent sexual text messages to the victim. the girl told her parents who informed baltimore police. officers continued texting with friedel. they say he asked her to meet him there for sex. >> police are urging any other potential victims to come forward. well, a teenager has just learned his fate for the murder of a classmate back in 2008. 16-year-old timothy oxendine pleaded guilty to stabbing mar
kel williams. just moments ago, he was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, under the terms of a plea agreement. >> anne arundel county police have arrested three people in connection to a kidnapping scheme. detectives say the suspects convinced an 18-year-old girl to get into the car with him at the old country buffet in annapolis. then drove away. they allegedly called the victim's boyfriend and demanded he bring ransom money to the 7- eleven on forest drive. all three suspects face charges of kidnapping and assault. police say the kidnapping was drug-related. don't ask, don't tell. the controversial policy prevents people who are openly gay from serving in the military. but tonight, there's an effort to repeal it. joel brown reports for wjz, from washington, d.c. >> reporter: former air force staff sergeant, david hall's hall's battle, began when he left the military. he was kicked out because he was gay. >> we're not kicking out people that are horrible at their job. we're kicking out people just because of their sexual
orientation, which is just wrong. >> reporter: hall was dismissed under the don't ask, don't tell policy. it bans openly gay people from serving. >> it is my personal belief that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do. >> this history shift away from don't ask, don't tell is part of president obama's pledge to repeal the law. the pentagon wants a year to study how to implement the change. congress is divided on what to do next. >> reporter: pennsylvania congressman and iraq war veteran, patrick murphy, has a bill that would repeal the law. he says the military is ready for change. >> they don't care what race they are, what color, they are, they don't care what sexual orientation they are. githought care if you can get the job done.
>> numerous military leaders tell me that don't ask, don't tell is working and that we should not change it now. i agree. >> while waiting for congress to act, the military is considering a more lenient policy. but former staff sergeant hall says his fight won't end until don't ask, don't tell is gone for good. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the don't ask, don't tell policy has been in place since 1993. a list on -- lift on that ban would mark the biggest shakeup on military personnel policies since president truman integrated the policies back in 1948. all eyes were in annapolis this afternoon, as governor o'malley gave his annual state of the state address. he focused on the economy at a time when maryland's unemployment continues to climb. political reporter pat warren explains how lawmakers are reacting to the governor's plan tonight. hi, pat. >> hi, kai. governor o'malley paints a picture of the state and a
group of people rising to economic challenge. >> reporter: this is the state of the state message for those who have fallen on hard times. people laid off from jobs and sitting in homes with for sale signs in their yards. >> when just one marylander has to look their child in the eyes and tell them that the mortgage company told them we have to move, it affects all of us. i need your help. >> reporter: governor o'malley is asking the general assembly to pass a law, forcing arbitration for people in foreclosure. a we can do for the senate president. >> this is not to save somebody who willingly is not paying their bills. some deadbeat. we're not for taking care of deadbeats but for honest, hard- working homeowners who play by the rules that are met on hard times. >> this one from a woman named martha, who writes, times are hard, and things are tight. i'm living on the edge. my rent for my apartment is one month behind. my phone and internet service is scheduled to be cut off.
i've been trying to find employment. and i am 53 years old. >> reporter: for thousands like martha, jobs creation plan that credits companies that hire people on the unemployment world. >> we're rorking -- working very hard to make sure that takes place. working very hard to make sure that everybody has the opportunity to be back in the work force as soon as possible. >> reporter: that and a never- say-die attitude. >> this recession will end. our journey is not over. and our best days are still in front of us, if we make it so. >> reporter: but critics argue, saying it doesn't make it so. especially in an election year. >> i would say campaign. i just think we saw the beginning of the 2010 governor's race today. a lot of rhetoric. no substance. >> he's worried. i'm grad he's worried. because the people of maryland need to have a governor who is looking out for them and not looking out for his own political future. >> reporter: in all fairness, all of the general assembly members are up for re-election in november. and governor o'malley's
legislation in the near future is most likely to pass. reporting live from annapolis, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. kai? >> pat, thank you. this is governor o'malley's 40 state of the state address. family and friends held a private burial today for former senator charles mathias. mathias died last week at his home at the age of 87. services were held this morning at the washington national cathedral. the moderate republican senator represented maryland for three time -- terms, from 1969 to 1987. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work let's check on the roads with sharon gibala. >> reporter: overall, not too much to worry about. i'm sure if the snow begins, that will change everything. we have one accident on towson. another in brooklyn on richie highway at bel grove road. five accidents in the city. st. paul at 34th. west 25th, maryland, dorchester at carsdaily.
one issue issue in the city police activity possibly blocking the lanes. and a water main break. southbound york at stevenson lane. there's a look at your speeds and drive times. and the top side is the slowest spot. between 95 and 795. 33 miles an hour, with a 19- minute drive time. there's a look at 95. you'll have to tap your brakes there as well. there's a look at that west side delay at 40. this traffic report is brought to you by lasik plus. discover a more comfortable, lasik experience. call 1-800-971-2020. and set up your free lasik plus vision appointment today. back over to you. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. robbery at church. police say a modern-day houdini is stealing this off. he is pulling off the crime. pulling over a potentially deadly safety problem. but today, they're one step closer to fixing it. i'm alex demetrick in ocean
police in new york are looking for an acrobatic burglar. in this surveillance video, the guy shatters a glass door and is able to contort his body to squeeze through the window. police believe the man is homeless and may be responsible for several other break-ins at the church. another good day on wall street. it's a second straight day for
triple-digit gains. s&p up 14 points. nasdaq up 19. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: ford continued on its road to recovery. general motors sales jumped 14%. but chrysler continued to lose business, dropping more than 8%. the automakers also picked up business from toyota, where u.s. sales dropped. toyota says it's too soon to say hawch the recalls will cost the company. but auto analysts are guessing it could come to nearly a billion dollars. president obama dropped in on new hampshire to unveil a new system. the plan includes a $30 billion lending fund. the president is also proposing tax credits for small businesses that hire new workers or raise wages.
signs are pointing to continued improvement in the housing industry. the nation's realtors report another increase for people in contract to buy homes. it rose in december. it is the 9th increase in 10 months. and business is up at ups. helped by the millions of packages shipped over the holiday season. plus, more people are paying extra fees for special services like next-day delivery. for more news, head over to cbs money watch.com. and coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. safety on the rails. why dozens of police officers invaded one of washington, d.c.'s largest metro stations today. take another live look outside right now. bundle up and get ready for more snow. how much will we get? the updated first warning forecast with bernadette, up next. wjz is always on. for the top stories, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click onto wjz.com.
>> oh, there they are at gobbler's knob. thousands of people gathered at punxsutawney, pennsylvania today to hear punxsutawney phil today. phil emerged from his dane and predicted six more weeks of winter. the last time he didn't see his shadow was in 1999. no signs of bill murray, though. >> he's a cute little fellow, but i say, boo, i don't like the decision. >> we did hear that he took out three guys. wouldn't you be grumpy if someone took you out of your house. >> he wants to sleep. >> he does. >> i think he may be right this go-around. he doesn't have the best accuracy. but i think this year, he may be right. we have a couple of storms lined up with the next one on its way in. this is really starting to fill in. you can see, some of this starting to make it to the ground. very light, if that. you can see all along 95
corridor. but out to the west, where it's thickened up a little more so. starting to see some snow coming down. this is the beginning of the storm. switch it over and show you. the clouds came in last night. they were really thickening up during the day today. and now they're lowering. we're starting to see some of the precipitation coming to the ground. and the reason i use the broad term. the color. the green indicating the snow. even though this looks like more of a rain event in d.c., it's going to become a snow event. because 40 degrees right now. 35 in baltimore. but the dew point is still down in the 20s. and what happens, when it starts to make its way down to the ground, it's the combination of the dew point coming up and temperature coming down. you can see this is still well below freezing. that's why we think this will all fall below freezing. and come in the form of snow mainly for us. across the region, we do think mainly rain for the eastern shore. they got pounded. it's going to wash away much of
the snow down there. but then the winter advisory will go into effect. we think about 2 to 3 inches there. notice, in that blue area, right in here, that is that winter warning. and locally, we could see up to six inches in this area. so the potential for more there. let's go back and show you what we've got going on in a big scale. a lot of rain to the south. lighter amounts of snow off to the side. the storm is going to continue to move through as we head through the evening hours into tomorrow morning. but then it gets out of here tomorrow. the sunshine returns. and then we have another bright day on thursday. the combination of temperatures turning around and getting above freezing. close to 40 degrees. but don't be lulled into anything here. because we have another. and it looks to be a bigger storm coming our way, later friday, into saturday, also coming up from the south. with the chance for accumulating snow on this one, too. there could be more next week,
once again. right now, going out on the waters. winds will turn around to the northwest at 5 to 10 knots. as far as this first storm goes now, the snow is starting to develop. it will accumulate overnight. snow gets out of here. sunshine returns in the afternoon. about 39 for our high. another break of a day on thursday before the next one comes in friday into saturday. and we'll have your five-day later. >> who knew we lived in the snow belt? >> i think that's what it feels like. >> it's that kind of a year. and i think it's going to continue. >> as part of our coverage, you want to make sure you tune in to wjz, beginning at 4:30 tomorrow, to learn how the snow is affecting school and traffic. don't miss tonight's primetime lineup. it's the hit drama, the good wife. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00, here on wjz 13. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. two teenage girls in a violent fist fight. it's happening all over the country. what's fueling this dangerous trend?
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well, thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. the weather is what people are talking about. >> there is more winter weather on the horizon. there are winter weather advisories in effect. and more snows on the way. will we see any significant snowfall? meteorologists bernadette woods and bob turk are here with the weather. >> that's been the big question for sure. take a look at radar, already showing up on the region. some of it is not reaching the snow on the ground yet.
but it's all moving around the region. around the baltimore area, they're showing some precip. but right now, nobody is reporting anything on the ground. to the west, a little snow reported around leesburg and hagerstown and martinsburg. that's moving toward our region. south and east right now, not much going on in the eastern shore. that's going to change later on tonight. with 35 degrees now around the rest of the state. elkton, down to 34. 32 now in cumberland. they just dropped to freezing. 30 in oakland. still 40 in d.c. wherever it falls now for the most part is going to fall for a little while. bernadette is in the outback. with a look at the watches and advisories and how much snow we expect for this particular system. bernadette? >> exactly. we have a few more going on later. but first, we'll deal with this one. want to show you, winter storm warning goes in effect for all of the blue-shaded areas. now, around that winter weather
advisory, all of these continue until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. southern parts of the eastern shore. this is going to be more of a rain event for you, unlike this last storm. we'll switch it around and show you what we're expecting, as far as storms go. generally, 2 to 4 as far as at this time advisory areas. under the warning areas, that continues up. down, cuts through annapolis and d.c. and that does include baltimore county and baltimore city. locally, we could see up to 6 inches from those storms in these areas. that's what we're looking at now. we'll have a complete look at the forecast coming up. >> wjz will continue to bring you continuing weather for the updated forecast, live radar. and the latest on any closings or delays, go to wjz.com. and make sure to tune in to wjz, beginning at 4:30. google the words girl flight. and you'll get around 8 million hits. more and more graphic videos are surfacing on the internet. as experts say young girls are
letting more disputes turn vilernts. whit -- ligent. -- violent. whit johnson reports on the disturbing trend. >> reporter: two teenage girls in a violent fist fight. two adults, allegedly watching. and another minor, videotaping the entire thing. the fight that popped up on you tube, more than a week ago, took place in baton rouge, louisiana. days later in lowell, massachusetts, local authorities discovered similar videos online. >> we had three videos, which depicted very violent acts, fighting, female on female. >> reporter: the middlesex, massachusetts d.a., says local educators report, about 80% of school fights are now girl against girl, a trend he believes it fueled in part by the internet. >> they see friends getting a lot of attention by the posting of these violent attacks. and being young and impressionable kids, they figure that's one they to get attention to themselves. >> reporter: experts say the
fights can also lead to cyber bullying. as tech savvy teens look for more ways to torment one another. the national education association hopes to generate awareness. >> that's the problem with anything on the internet is that it's not a one-time incident. doesn't happen in the hall while it gets recorded and played over and over and over. >> in baton rouge, two adults who watched the fight without stopping it have been charged with felony counts of cruelty to a juvenile. in lowell, a middle school girl, who was the alleged aggressor in one of the fights has been arrested. >> it's sad that not only videotaping it. but actually posting it on the web like it's some type of trophy in a way. it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: whit johnson, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, educators and police say while images of teens fighting on the internet are becoming more common, effective solutions are just as difficult to find. >> the d.c. metro system is launching a new system to stop terrorists before they strike. mary is live in the newsroom with more on the special anti-
terror drills today. >> reporter: security officials went straight for the stations most at risk during prime rush hour. metro transit police conducted drills at high traffic union station. about 50 officers from various units participated, including the agency's anti-terrorism units. metro says the show of force exercise is meant to remind riders that the agency is meant against vig limp. not that -- vig limp. -- vigillism. not that there is any current threat. federal officials are criticizing toyota for its slow response to the safety problem that could threaten millions on the road. transportation secretary ray lahood says the toyota case is one of the most pressing safety issues he has faced. dean reynolds reports for wjz, the automaker says the parts to fix those sticky gas pedals could arrive at dealers today. and a hastily called news conference of conference this morning. the first word from toyota's
headquarters about the historic recall. the man in charge of quality control, acknowledged there is a perception the company was slow in responding to the pedal problem. but maintains they were focused on the fix. >> do you think -- >> at toyota in chicago, general manager, brian weinberg, is about to add 20 mechanics to his payroll to deal with a pay increase in urgent repairs. >> and we're already taking appointments. >> you are? >> yeah. we're already taking appointments. >> reporter: it's already connected to the recall of millions of vehicles, sticking gas pedal. toyota insists that inserting a steel reinforcement bar will eliminate the friction that in rare occasions causes the pedal to stick. >> he was my soul mate. >> but carolyn simmons doubts that version. her husband died in a toyota
sienna when it began running on its own. his toyota sienna is not on the recall list. >> they made a turn into a parking lot. when they got in the parking lot, the car lurched forward. >> they are alleging that it is electronic. involving the computer's on board sensors and mini processors that run the throttle system. >> transportation secretary lahood says federal officials need to wake toyota up to the seriousness of this problem. maryland state police will have to turn over 10,000 documents in the legal battle over alleged profiling for state trooper the. >> this stems from the struggle between state police and the naacp case that has come to be known as the driving while black case. at this time organization says it will help them determine whether police are properly investigating allegations of
racial profiling. state police argued that all state records are confidential. but that argument today was rejected by the court of special appeals in an opinion filed today. vic? >> okay, kai. thank you. a 2003 decree required the agency to stop racial profiling. and since then, six plaintiffs have received settlements. an armed robbery of a pizza hut back in september. this is 32-year-old chastity morales. he also goes by several aliases in her last name. she's described as 5'8," 135 pounds, with the word doodle bug, tattooed to her neck and a unicorn on her left forearm. police say morales. anyone with information is asked to call metro crimestoppers. the number on your screen, 1- 866-7-lockup. let's check on the roads now with sharon gibala. >> reporter: right now, we're
not looking at too many serious problems. hopefully it will stay that way. at least through rush hour. we have a vehicle fire, though, now, reported on 100. that's in the eastbound lanes of 295. an accident also in columbia, eastbound 175 at tamar drive. that is blocking all lanes. that's the most serious wreck we have working now. and five accidents in the city, st. paul at east 34th. west 25th at maryland. dorchester at carsdaily. cross country at arena. and hawkins point at arundel cove road. meantime, police activity in the city. possible lane closures there. and a water main break at towson. southbound, at stevenson lane. there's a look at your drive times and speeds. slowest spot, still the west side. 37 miles an hour, with a 17- minute drive time. you can see 95 northbound there. to the right. the delay also slow. average speed of 45 miles an hour and a four-minute drive time. top side looking good, though, at green spring avenue. this traffic report is brought to you by subway.
introducing to you the big hot pastrami sandwich. fresh tomato, melted cheese, pickles and mustard. 5,000 dump truckloads. that's how much sand ocean city is trying to move to protect itself against the big norest ear. -- nor'easter. the last one hit hard, protective sand dunes were washed away. >> it's been a long time since ocean city's boardwalk saw this much snow. and while it makes for serene views, there is a struggle for the sand beneath. ocean city is moving 50,000 cubic yards of it, from spots of the beach, where it piled up after a major nor'easter last november to eroded dunes that shield much of the town from the sea. >> the beach was pretty torn up, right after the storm. the dunes did receive quite a bilt of damage. we -- bit of damage. we probably lost 25% of the dunes, which of course, are what protect the properties to the west. >> reporter: ocean city has
already been vulnerable to big storms. winds move sand. but days of high tide and pounding surf can change geography. each replenishment project, where sand is pumped in offshore. have brought ocean city state and protection. >> corps of engineers state estimates that if we hadn't had the project, we would have had $18 million worth of property damage. >> reporter: in order to rebuild these dunes, enough sand has to be brought in to rebuild the original base. and it has to be done before the next nor'easter hits. >> it's important for us to get this built back and get that good base level of protection back. >> this is just the beginning. by the end of the year, over a million cubic yards of sand will be moved. >> we'll probably be looking at a total expense of between $12 to $15 million. >> buying not only the beach but ocean city's future. and for the money, for
beach replenishment, comes from the federal government, with state and county funds making up the rest. just there time for a sunny sunday. straight ahead. deadly fire, flames sweep through an apartment battle, killing five people. who is being charged with starting the blaze? plus, the fiery plane crash made international headlines. and 10 years later, five people face charges in connection with france's deadly concorde jet crash. let's take a live look outside. we're updating the possible snowfall totals in first warning weather. if you have high blood pressure, like me,
carriage on fire. he is charged with arson and five counts of murder. investigators do not know why the fire was set. pilot error is to blame for a small commuter plane crashing into a house near buffalo, new york last year. that's according to the federal safety investigators who presented their report on the crash today. 50 people died when flight 3407 crashed last february. rescuers say the pilot could have pulled the plane out of the stalls shortly before the accident. the accident raised concerns about pilot fatigue, long distance commutes. >> trial began in paris this morning. five people were charged in the air france disaster. mark phillips reports for wjz. >> reporter: it took the concorde just a few harrowing minutes to crash after it burst into flames, trying to take off from the airport in paris. it's taken almost 10 years for the trial to begin of those who prosecutors believe are responsible.
accident investigators have long blamed the disaster, which killed 109 people on board and four more on the ground, on a single strip of medal, which had fallen off a continental airways jet on the same runway. it shredded the tire. pieces of that shredded the fuel tank, causing the fire. continental airways, along with two employees, are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, accused of improperly installing the strip of metal, on one of its planes. three french officials involved with the concorde program, are also being charged. the very controversial trial is expected to last months. mark phillips, cbs news, london. the manslaughter charges can carry a penalty of up to five years in prison. but experts say suspended prison sentences are more likely the defendants are convicted. in tonight's wjz healthwatch report, the older you get, the less shut eye you
may need. new research finds older people generally need less -- spend less time sleeping. but they're generally more tired in the day. when you think of sexting, you often think of teenagers sending racy pictures and text messaging. but a new study shows that it's catching on among the 50 and older crowd. >> reporter: debbie nigrow is 52. and started getting sex messages a couple of years ago. >> the world is becoming ageless. and there is no expiration date on sexy. there just isn't. >> reporter: nigrow helped grate a group for divorced women. and says with so many out there, sexting is becoming a lot more popular. >> women, in particular, are crashing crashing that middle age stereotype. and divorce has half the population out dating again at a very much older age than they had ever imagined. >> reporter: shy said it's much
-- she said it's much more common than you might think. she says sensuous talk is a lot better than blatant sexual messages. but have fun. >> the only difference between being 50 and sex ting, and 20 and sex ting is you need reading glasses to read it. >> her 20-year-old daughter is all for it. >> i think it's fantastic. everyone deserves to have fun. i don't want to see or hear the text. but i know she's having fun. and that's okay with me. as long as i don't know the specifics. >> reporter: dr. bonnie wile is author of make up, don't break up. she says responsible sexting is great. >> i think it's wonderful. with the economy the way it is now, people are so stressed out. they don't have money. the new going out is staying in. so you want to build up that crescendo and that novelty and excitement. and this is giving them a big buzz. >> experts say you should always delete your messages and
don't leave your phone lying around the house if you have children. it's going to be a big oscars season with more nominees than ever before. they were announced this morning, with a science fiction hit, and a war thriller, leading the pack with nine nominations each. >> i'm going to die. i'm going to die comfortable. >> reporter: many are calling it the david and goliact of the oscar-- goliath of the oscar battle. avatar and the hurt locker are expected to be big goat votegetters in -- big vote getters in the director category. and james cameron and katherine bigelow used to be married and are still friends. >> the film for best director have typically contained five nominees. but this year, the academy decided to double that for best picture. >> avatar and the hurt locker
are joined by the blind side, district nine, education, inglourious basterds, precious, a serious man, up, and up in the air. >> i plan on grabbing as many mile as i -- miles as i can. >> it it also grabbed a slew of actors. including george clooney for best actor. he'll go up against jeff bridges, collin firgt. the best actress nominees include helen mirren, meryl streep and sandra bullock. >> when you look at him, you think of me. >> bullock is nominated for her turn as a sassy, southern mom who exchanges the life -- changes the life of a homeless black teenager. many predict she'll win. but she could also take home a razzy award for the worst performance in the movie "all about steve." >> and baltimore native monique picked up a best supporting
actress nod for her performance. we just finished cleaning up from saturday's snowfall. and tonight, there is already more on the way. >> here's a look at cloudy skies over downtown baltimore from sky eye chopper 13. bob turk has your updated first warning forecast after this commercial break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
already clouded up. you can see, we are looking at radar. hagerstown down into west virginia, moderate snow. you folks up there may see an inch or two, between now and 7:00. so conditions out there are rapidly deteriorating. some of that snow reaching across the mountains toward the baltimore region. although still a little dry. and still a little warm. it may take a little while for temps to drop for anything to really reach the ground. temperature-wise now, we're at 35. still above freezing. but the dew points down to 26. that means once it starts to snow, or precipitate, the temperatures down here will begin to drop.
humidity coming up, east/northeast winds. seven, the barometer. holding steady. that will begin in the fall. we have watches and warnings. winter storm warnings. identification, around the rest of the region, a winter weather advisory, except for the lower eastern shore. last weekend, primarily, you're going to see rain this weekend. take a look at how much we expect out of this system. in our general area, across north central maryland, two to four inches. some spots could locally see up to 6 inches of snow. with some of the heavier bursts. south and east band, 2 to 4, then mainly rain, lower eastern shore. it will be too warm down there. gitting a little rain down here. and that's moving toward your general area. take a look at what we expect. 40 in d.c. still pretty warm. east of the ridges. 32, 30. that's where we're having problems out west, already accumulating. southeast, temperatures stay above freezing. probably will for a little
while languager. as you can see, rain. just south of the baltimore, washington area. showing snow, north and west. although it's still too warm for much of it to reach the ground. but that's going to change a little later on. as temps begin to fall. low pressure here. another midwest. warm air is overriding the cold air. we get a little more enhancement of the precip. you can see the snow line all the way down into southern virginia. across pa. across michigan. south and east, it's all shower activity here along the carolina coast. what we have here is warm pressure here. this is moving to our north. a front will across the area. later in the week, thursday into friday, we're going to see another low pressure developing to our south. that could be a stronger storm for friday and saturday, potentially some really good accumulating snow for the east area we'll talk about that later this week. northwest winds, 5 to 10 knots on the bay. bay temp around 35. tonight, accumulating snow developing. 27 by morning. it will just be below freezing.
then tomorrow, sunshine later in the day. any snow in the morning. ending back up to 39. there will be melting. it will be much better tomorrow afternoon than will be later tonight or tomorrow morning. >> all right. we'll make it. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. a window washer is doing a routine cleaning job, when something goes terribly wrong. and he's left hanging in the air for nearly an hour. i'm weijia jiang in harbor ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ramatic rescue
school on lockdown. i'm mike hellgren, in harford county. police swarm a campus here in joppa. all our kids are safe. we'll have the latest on this developing investigation. more controversy for mayor sheila dixon. strong worsd days before she's sentenced and leaves office. >> check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. hi, everybody. i'm kai next. >> and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talking about. a live look outside right now. we are just hours away from another coating of snow. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods has details of just how